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- year-old james holmes, was seeing a psychiatrist at the university of colorado in the weeks before the shooting. carol leonnig is covering this for "the washington post," and i spoke with her a short time ago. carol thank you for vote be taken by yeas and nays. you. tell us about the new informing yoinforming-- informing you have been reporting on this afternoon. >> it shows that holmes the suspect in the shooting in colorado was seeing a psychotherapist or psychologist in his university where he was a grad eighgraduate student. she was a medical director for the out patient clinic for mental health treatment for students. and she was seeing him for sometime before this tragic event. >> first of all how did this information come out? >> this information comes to us, we have been working on a lead about this exact piece of information and had been asking the university for a few days about it. it came d to light and not confirmed by the university by by a motion in a court record in which the public defender who is representing james holmes in this case argued that the information a
. ifill: it was the first time he had been seen publicly since friday's shootings, and james holmes cut a bizarre figure. his hair dyed bright orange, his eyes dazed. it was unclear if he was on medication, but the 24-year-old staredded blankly or not at all... or nodded off. and he never spoke as the judge explained the murder charges against him. afterward district attorney carol chambers said the state is considering asking for the death penalty. but she wants to hear from the victim's family. >> it's the... if death penalty is sought, that's a very long process that impacts their lives. for years. and so they will want to have and we will want to get their input before we make any ki of a cision on that. >> ifill: holmes is accused of opening fire inside aurora century 16 theater on friday. 12 people were killed and 58 wounded. seven remain in critical condition. police say holmes opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle, but it jammed. so he used a shotgun and a pistol. a change that may have saved lives. minutes later he was arrested near his car behind the theater. the investigatio
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: james holmes faces 142 criminal charges in the shooting rampage inside a colorado movie theater, including 24 counts of murder. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >>oodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the suspect's court appearance, and talk with an author and a criminologist about mass killers. >> ifill: then we turn to the presidential campaign, as mitt romney woos the jewish vote and angers palestinians during a weekend trip to israel. >> woodruff: we have two reports from the embattled syrian city of aleppo, where refugees are fleeing by the thousands. >> ifill: jeffrey brown profiles the man who helped launch brazil's economic boom, former president fernando henrique cardoso, recently honored at the library of congress. >> woodruff: and ray suarez examines a legal battle between two tech giants, apple and samsung, squaring off in federal court over patent infringements. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
and black tactical gloves. >> reporter: the man was identified as 24-year-old james holmes. >> we are not looking for any other suspects. we are confident that he acted alone. however, we will do a thorough investigation to be absolutely sure that that is the case, but at this time, we are confident that he acted alone. >> reporter: a man in aurora who said he knows holmes described someone quiet and unassuming. >> he was laid back, kept to himself. never really talked to anybody. the conversations we did have were very short. i mean, he was somebody you wouldn't even look at twice walking down the street. very, very mellow. >> reporter: in short order, the night's terror shifted to holmes' apartment four miles away. fbi agents and police attached a camera to a fire truck ladder to look inside, and discovered it was booby-trapped. police have evacuated a five- block area around the apartment complex. that's because they've discovered what the police chief described as "sophisticated explosives." the fbi says that investigation could go on for days. >> we're not sure what we're dea
of conducting a shooting spree in a u.s. movie theater. james holmes faces 142 charges, including murder, attempted murder, and possession of explosives. he is suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 in aurora, colorado earlier this month. holmes spoke just once in monday's court appearance. he said, yes, when the judge asked if he understood the charges. the kies case is likely to hing his mental state at the time of the shooting. he was facing psychiatric treatment before the crimes. prosecutors will consult victims' families before deciding whether to demand the death penalty. lawyers for the world's two leading tech companies are going head-to-head over patents. ai joins us from the business team. ai, we are hearing about this yet again. >> yet again indeed and roots run deep on this one, catherine. number one and number two makers of smart phones around the world. and they are business parters np you might have guessed. it is apple and samsung electronics p. they have entered another legal battle over smart phones and tablet computers. jury selection began at the federal cour
holmes opened fire in an aurora, colorado movie theater showing the new batman movie, killing 12 people and wounding 50 market president obama says he believes in the second amendment guarantee to bear arms, and mitt romney does not support new laws in this country. nobody will mess with this in this election cycle. >> is election cycle or nt elecon cycle, unless politicians develop intestinal fortitude and goes against the nra. who uses assault weapons? do you hunt rabbits were pigeons or deer with an assault weapon? >> what interests me is how politicians are staying totally away. >> i talked to two fairly senior people in congress this week, one a democrat, won a republican, both genuine gun supporters, and they said that as a result of the nra's ter, something very dangeus is goingo haen i this country. but then they went on to say, , i willarquote me never speak to you again." >> this issue was decided in 1994. >> there was a perception by many democrats that they lost the house in 1994 when they passed the assault weapons ban. i would point out this -- the assault weapons ban d co
years old. and the actress celeste holm died sunday at her apartment in new york. she'd taken ill two weeks ago. holm first received critical acclaim in 1943, playing "ado anni in thbroadway musical "oklaha!" in 1947, she won an oscar as best supporting actress in the film "gentleman's agreement." she was also nonimated for her portrayal of bette davis' best friend in "all about eve" in 1950. in later years, she had a variety of tv and theater roles. celeste holm was 95 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. fuss on television, news on-line, we look next at the shifting media landscape. >> the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan-- . >> reporter: millions of viewers watche the japanese tsunami and its aftermath on television in march of last year, but tens of millions more, nearly 100 million people in a week watched videos of the unfolding events on-line, on video sharing web site youtube. a report released today by the pew research center's project for excellence in journalism, captures the grow pog we are and popularity of the web site a
are not banning matches. let me finish. i want to finish this point. mental illness is serious. james holmes was very troubled and undiagnosed. a background check wouldn't do anything about that. all i'm saying is, that is a huge problem because most of the mad men we know, columbine, who have done awful heinous things with guns, have a problem, a mental problem. as a society, we need to have a -- tipper gore did a good job on ts topic. we need to be more embracing of people with mental illness. >> the nra opposes background -- on anybody. we ought to come out and say, at least ask the people who have a diagnosed mental illness, those people should not get guns. >> those people can't. it says -- >> the nra tries to knock that out in the district of columbia. >> but it does say -- the nra also knocked on in virginia you had a limit on twoandgun purchases a month. if you need 20 a month now in my home state, you can get them. thanks to the nra. go ahead. >> what i was going to say is that is exactly one of the solutions to this problem, real tow start paying attention. start educating our yout
holmes fdr had a first-rate temperament and a third rate mind. >> and i don' i don't know thats true. >> but temperament is the way you approach the world and deal with people your outward sign of the inner emotional intelligence you have and i think it is the most important quality. >> if you try to predict how these people behave no office temperament is one of the few things you really get a fix on. >> in other words, people can get, people ought to be able to understand the temperament. >> the stupid debates. >> you see what people are like. >> they are so -- >> you see them on the trail -- >> rose: what was it about lincoln, he called on to have a successful presidency? it was clearly courage and it was clearly intellect and it was clearly a sense of mission, the overriding need to save the union, and end avery but tell me more. >> i think from the time he was young, he had this desire to create something that would stand the test of time so that he would be remembered, i mean from the time his mother died, his first love died, his sister died, he felt that life was just over w
-denver. the alleged gunman james holmes had been a grad student there. unconfirmed reports said the package held a notebook describing the impending attack. meanwhile, more than 1,200 mourners filled a denver church for the second funeral since friday's mass shooting in aurora, colorado. and in washington, the u.s. house adopted a resolution honoring the victims and first responders. >> as a father, i can't imagine the great loss of families, of friends, of victims of this horrendous crime. and our hearts, our prayers, our thoughts go with them as we build a stronger community going forward. >> we can mourn for the victims, which is appropriate this week. but it is our challenge as leaders of our state and leaders of our country to go on from today and to say, what can we seriously do as a nation to make sure that no tragedy of this scope or horror ever happens in this country again. >> sreenivasan: in a speech last night, president obama said he'd support stepped-up background checks to bar criminals and the mentally ill from buying weapons. but republican mitt romney told nbc news that changin
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